Iron Properties

What are the Properties of Iron?

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What are  the Properties of Iron? Definition of Iron
What is the definition of Iron? It is a heavy malleable ductile magnetic silver-white metallic element that readily rusts in moist air, occurs native in meteorites and combined in most igneous rocks, is the most used of metals, and is vital to biological processes as in transport of oxygen in the body.

The Physical and Chemical Properties are the characteristics of a substance, like Iron, which distinguishes it from any other substance.  Most common substances, like Iron, exist as States of Matter as solids, liquids, gases and plasma. Refer to the article on Iron Element for additional information and facts about this substance.

 

 Iron Properties - What are the Physical Properties of Iron?
What are the Physical Properties of Iron? The Physical properties of Iron are the characteristics that can be observed without changing the substance into another substance. Physical properties are usually those that can be observed using our senses such as color, luster, freezing point, boiling point, melting point, density, hardness and odor. The Physical Properties of Iron are as follows:

What are the Physical Properties of Iron?

ColorSilver-gray metal
MalleabilityCapable of being shaped or bent
DuctilityEasily pulled or stretched into a thin wire
LusterHas a shine or glow
ConductivityGood transmission of heat or electricity
AllotropyIt occurs in two or more crystalline forms in the same physical state
TensileIt can be stretched without breaking
FerromagneticEasily magnetized

Iron Properties - What are the Chemical Properties of Iron?
What are the Chemical Properties of Iron? They are the characteristics that determine how it will react with other substances or change from one substance to another. The better we know the nature of the substance the better we are able to understand it. Chemical properties are only observable during a chemical reaction. Reactions to substances may be brought about by changes brought about by burning, rusting, heating, exploding, tarnishing etc. The Chemical Properties of Iron are as follows:

What are the Chemical Properties of Iron?

Chemical FormulaFe
ToxicityNon Toxic
Reactivity with waterReacts with very hot water and steam to produce hydrogen gas
OxidationReadily combines with oxygen in moist air which produces iron oxide also known as rust
SolubilityDissolves in acids

Facts and Info about Iron Properties
This article on Iron properties provide facts and information about the physical and chemical properties of Iron which are useful as homework help for chemistry students. Additional facts and information regarding the Periodic Table and the elements may be accessed via the Periodic Table Site Map.

 

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